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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Why Christianity And Marxism Cannot Co-Exist – By: Brannon S. Howse

          This obsession to obliterate Christianity manifests itself in many ways.  Pastor Richard Wurmbrand was imprisoned for 14 years in Romania for preaching the Gospel while he also railed against Communism.  After his freedom was purchased he found his way to America.
          A month after his arrival in America in 1966, he testified before the United States Senate, and it has been reported that Wurmbrand’s testimony was the most-sold government document for the next three years.  His testimony is available online (http://members.cox.net/wurmbrand/communist.html), and if you read it, you’ll understand why it is so popular.  His testimony warns that Communism cannot tolerate Christianity, and the Communist strategy in America is to infiltrate religious institutions and use them to further the Communist cause.  Wurmbrand pleaded with Americans to oppose Communism in any form:
Karl Marx
“…The church can never have a peaceful coexistence with atheism.  Everybody would laugh if I would say that health can peacefully exist with the microbe of tuberculosis, that the FBI can coexist peacefully with gangsters, that the church can peacefully exist with drunkenness, but communism and atheism is much worse than drug addiction and drunkenness.  You drink a little wine and the next day it passes, but communism poisons youth and our children since 50 years.  How can there be peaceful existence with this on the side of churchmen and the church leadership I cannot understand.”
          Pastor Wurmbrand explained that Communists do not really care whether or not people become Communists per se but only that they do not oppose Communism.  Pointing out the unbiblical ideas and values of Communism leads to cruel and murderous actions against the dissenter.  In outlining the Communist approach, Wurmbrand explained that churches don’t need to teach Communism, only a liberal Christianity that allows for the acceptance of what Communists want to accomplish:
“Rumanian Communists are very interested in the fact that you have here in the States, something like 300,000 [liberal clergy] on their side.  They can’t very well win them for Communism, but they can win them for a leftwing Christianity which supports Communism.”
          In addition to his Congressional testimony, Wurmbrand wrote several books cautioning against embracing Communism.  Unfortunately, Wurmbrand’s warnings have largely gone unheeded, and we are not suffering the consequences.
A Strange Spiritual Partnership
          Leftwing Christianity that rejects a Biblical worldview and proclaims a liberal social gospel is a partner to Communism, whether knowingly or not.  Thus, Communism has many partners in AmericaNeven among some of America’s most popular “Christian” authors and conference speakers.
          FBI founder and director, J. Edgar Hoover, in his 1958 book Masters of Deceit explains why Communists put their people in as the heads of churches and other such organizations:
”To make a known Party member president of a front would immediately label it as “communist.”  But if a sympathizer can be installed, especially a man of prominence, such as an educator, minister, or scientist, the group can operate as an “independent” organization.”
          Even Russia’s once State-controlled Communist newspaper Pravda understands that most of America’s churches are a joke and are partially responsible for America’s demise.  In an April 2009 column, “American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper,” Pravda reports:
“Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another.  Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.”1
Who’s Behind All This?
          Like many communist/socialist radicals of today – and like Alice Bailey – Marx, as a teenager, wrote about his Christian faith and his Christian convictions.  As a young student, he claimed that Christ was in his heart.  But it is clear that Marx-the-adult held to nothing remotely like true faith and repentance in Jesus Christ.  No, his worldview was quite opposite that.
          After Richard Wurmbrand offered his gripping testimony to Congress, he went on to found Voice of the Martyrs in support of Christians suffering for their faith.  He also wrote several books about Karl Marx in which he documents the satanic influence underlying Marxism.  He clearly reveals that Karl Marx was involved in Satanism.
In one of his poems, Marx declares:
“Thus heaven I’ve forfeited,
I know it full well.
My soul, once true to God,
Is chosen for hell.”2
In another, he exclaims:
“I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.”3
Marx also proclaimed:
“My object in life is to dethrone God  and destroy capitalism.”
          Elsewhere, Marx claimed to have a pact with the devil, as Max’s biographer explains:
“He had the Devil’s view of the world, and Devil’s malignity.  Sometimes he seemed to know that he was accomplishing works of evil.”4
          A letter to Karl from his own father dated March 2, 1837 reveals that his own father was fearful that his son was under demonic influence.5
The End-Game of Communism
          Satan has used socialism, communism, and Marxism in an attempt to build his “new order” – his own kingdom – by seeking to destroy Christianity, free nations, national sovereignty, and law based on the character and nature of God.  The devil has used dictators committed to Marxist/Leninist philosophies to kill countless Christians.  Why?  Because, in the end, it is only committed Christians who build God’s Kingdom, making them Satan’s greatest obstacle.
          Satan encourages in every way possible the violation of the Ten Commandments.  The obliteration (stealing) of private property, for instance, forces service the State alone in order to survive.  This fulfills the enemy’s plan that people ultimately are not really serving the state but the one who stands behind the State – Satan himself.  Jesus Christ points out in John 10:10 that “the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”  Satan – and his tool of the Communist State – is a thief.  He loves communism, socialism, and Marxism because any version of such a government does, indeed, steal, kill and destroy.
          Later in John 10:10 Jesus offers the good news: He came so we would have eternal life.  This is a precious promise for the untold numbers of Christians and Jews who have refused to worship at the altar of Satan – and serve the State – with the result that they have been imprisoned or murdered.
          Christians can take hope that God’s Kingdom will come and crush Satan’s dominion as foretold in the book of Daniel.  Until that day, believers must realize that to not oppose socialism, communism, and Marxism is to agree with a satanic plan that fuels injustice, cruelty, anti-family values, and anti-Christian worldviews.
          One final quote captures the essence of what Marx believed and what he thought should be done about it: “The idea of God is keynote of a perverted civilization.  It must be destroyed.”6  He may have been dead wrong, but that doesn’t change the reality that the worldview of Marx is alive and well in America and around the world.  The influence of Marx’s ideas is overwhelming, and his vile legacy lives on despite the indisputable failure of his atheistic, communistic worldview wherever it has been tried.
From the Worldview Weekend Digest – Summer/Fall 2010 – Volume 9
For more information on this topic order Brannon’s book Grave Influence at www.worldviewweekend.com.
FOOTNOTES:
1 “American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper,” Pravda, April 27, 2009.
2 Karl Marx, “Das Bleiche Madchen” (The Pale Maiden), 55-57.
3 Richard Wurmbrand, Marx and Satan (Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice Book Company, 1986), 18.
4 Robert Payne, Marx (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968), 317.
5 Heinrich Marx, letter of March 2, 1837, to Karl Marx quoted in Wurmbrand, Marx and Satan, 21.
6 Wurmbrand, Marx and Satan.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings. Kindly correct your spelling mistake in the above article on Richard Wurmbrands plea: "and we are not suffering the consequences". should be "and we are NOW suffering the consequences". God bless

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